My goodness, we are in trouble! In the mornings, we have been parking our boys in their toys, usually Benjamin in the jumperoo and Asher in the exersaucer. It has gotten less effective over time, because Asher hates to be stuck in one place. So this morning while I was emptying the dishwasher and getting myself some coffee, I heard him fussing and figured that I would just pull him out as soon as I finished with the dishwasher (Asher has had some trouble with the open dishwasher, pulling out forks and knives and once shutting his hand in the door...).
Instead I heard the pitter patter of Asher crawling, and he charged into the kitchen and headed straight for the basement stairs, since there was no gate up!
I thought, "Eric must have gotten him out." But there was no Eric. A few minutes later, Eric came down the stairs. I asked, "Did you get Asher out of the exersaucer?" Of course not! So, somehow, Asher managed to pull himself out! Without any serious harm, thank goodness. There goes that way of getting a moment to myself... I am running out of options, which is tough when I need to go to the bathroom or do something like unload/load the dishwasher.
If this is how he is at 9 months, what are we in for? I think I am going to have to put him in some kind of gymnastics/athletics as soon as he can walk!